Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Let's Go Muddin.... and Autographed Books

Good morning dear friends!

Thought I'd share a few pictures with you of a little family fun!

Sunday afternoon we all loaded up and went muddin. The place we like to go to is called "the bottoms, and just getting there is a feat in and of itself. In places, the road? is more like a deer trail. There's barely room to get a vehicle through the trees, and huge holes with deep ruts are filled with stinky-stagnant water. Yuck. But once you get through it all, the Arkansas River greets your path, and it's like having your own secluded beach all to yourself.
Beautiful isn't it?
This is where the kids want to go camping before the summer's over. They love to drive in the river, do donuts in the sand and "play hard."

In a few places, there are big mudpits full of deep, slimy mud. The more you go through them the deeper the ruts get and if you're not careful your vehicle nearly disappears. lol

This is our son Tony in his offroadin Chevy. I remember how he loved to make mudpies when he was a little boy. Now, he slings mud with a little more horsepower. ;)
Believe it or not, he's smack dab in the middle of all this mud. He definitely gives new meaning to the word camouflaged.
Thank goodness he's washable. I wonder if he found any fish inside the cab of his truck? I did notice a little seaweed here and there.
The sand is fun too but mud is easier on your eyes.
Who needs a boat when you have a chevy right?
Heeheehaahaahoohoo.... -- we made alot of new memories and had some good quality time together. At thee end of the hot day, we jumped in the river with our clothes on. I mean; why not, right?
Last night, I had another exciting surprise. I had an email from Liz Curtis Higgs waiting in my inbox. I won 4 autographed copies of her bad girls of the bible series!!!!!!! I'm still so excited I can hardly take it!

Then I got to wondering.... ?

Maybe it's a sign?!
What do you think?


Denise said...

Woo Hoo, so much fun. Wish I could have been there, you bad girl. lol I love you.

Farm Chick Paula said...

*LOL* I think that is definitely a sign, girlfriend!! *GIGGLE* Congrats on being the winner!!
I used to love to go "muddin'" except we did it with 4-wheelers... now THAT is D-I-R-T-Y!!

Yolanda said...

Way to cute, especially your picture at the end...loved it!!!

Love you.....

Angela said...


Thanks for the pictures shared here.. Looked like an awesome time!!! Love your pic too sis..you look beautiful.

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Oh Lea I am so glad that you posted pictures of your mudding ..Now I get the whole concept..Well it looks like lots of fun ..I think I would have to get past the dirty part though ..LOL !!!

And How cool to win those books and be contacted by the author no less ..what a beautiful privledge !

Have a Gorgeous Arkansas Day !!!

Hugs ..Sara

Bliss said...

Haha yeah! But the only way she could've seen you being bad in the mud was if she was there too!

I would've been...if I could've...

From the Heart said...

Glad you had such fun. Too bad I'm an indoor person, looks like I'm missing all the fun.

Loved your picture at the end. We finally got to see the real you.
Love the look you had on your face.

Congrats on the books.
Luv u,

BECKY said...

Hi Lea!! Wow...now that's what I call muddin'!! As a mom that would totally freak me out!! You have far more courage than me!!

The pictures are great and the one of you is awesome!!
It's great to have a face to go with the sweetness!! Bad Girl?? Somehow I don't think so!! I'm sure it's a good read, though! :o)

Hugs to you friend,

Kelly Combs said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that photo of you at the bottom, bad girl! LOL! You are too cute, and not bad at all.

Muddin' looks like you had a ball. And how sweet to spend time with all your favorite fellows. A blessed mama to be sure.

Congrats on winning the books. VERY EXCITING!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Looks like fun to me! And congrats on winning those books, how neat! But, somehow I don't see you as a bad girl? LOL Enjoy the reads!

Edie said...

Oh you Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang we love you... LOL! Looks like you had a great time but what a mess to clean up! :D

Congrats on the books!! I guess you have to have a bible study now huh?

Love the picture at the end. Who is that bad girl? *wink*

Nezzy said...

I love AR waterways they are so much cleaner than Mo.s but you couldn't tell it by the truck. I mowed this morning after a six inch rain and it was still sprinkling. Would that qualify this farm chick as a mudder? Have a restful evening.